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The Chinese University of Hong Kong

JS4601

Science 理學

SCIENCE

Short Description

The Faculty of Science offers a flexible, broad-based admission scheme that allows students to explore their interests in 11 science Major programmes during their first year of study before declaring a Major. The 11 participating Major programmes are:

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth System Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Food and Nutritional Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Molecular Biotechnology
  • Physics
  • Statistics

Students admitted to SCIENCE can declare any one of these programmes as their Major. The characteristics of the SCIENCE broad-based admission scheme are as follows:

  • The scheme offers extensive academic advice to assist students in the selection of their Major.
  • There is no quota for a specific Major, and students are guaranteed admission to their programme of choice.
  • Depending on their preparation, students may declare their Major at the time of entry or at the end of Year 1 or 2.

To better prepare students to select a Major, a flexible first-year curriculum and Faculty Package of courses have been designed to equip them with:

  • a broader view and better appreciation of various science subjects;
  • better preparation for studies in a science Major programme; and
  • the ability to tackle problems in a comprehensive and integrative manner.

In their first year, students take courses from the Faculty Package, which contains five subject groups, including Chemistry, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Physics and Statistics. Each group consists of several courses that are available to students with different science backgrounds and interests. Students generally study at least three 3-unit courses from the Faculty Package, the first of which is typically chosen from their desired Major programme. The second course is chosen from a relevant subject area and the third from one of the remaining groups.

Undergraduate research has been an integral part of our curriculum. The Science Technology and Research Stream (STARS) is a research-oriented stream designed for students with strong academic ability and interest to gain wider exposure and research experience during their undergraduate studies. Students in STARS are offered research and training opportunities starting from their junior year, under the supervision of our professors. Students can obtain broader exposure to relevant topics by joining international conferences, seminars and outgoing exchange. The STARS designation will be officially recorded on the academic transcripts of those who successfully complete all of the requirements.

Remarks:
For the structure of the 4-year undergraduate curriculum, please click here.

Requirements

  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 1 SUBJECTNOTES 3
One of the following elective subjects:
MATHEMATICS EXTENDED MODULE 1 OR 2 3
BIOLOGY 3
CHEMISTRY 3
COMBINED SCIENCE 3
INTEGRATED SCIENCE 3
PHYSICS 3
NOTES:
(1) Any 1 New Senior Secondary Category A elective subject.
(2) Preferred subjects: Mathematics Extended Module I or II, Biology, Chemistry, Combined Science, Economics, Geography, Information and Communication Technology, Integrated Science, Physics, and Technology and Living (Food Science & Technology)
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGENote1 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTSNote2 3

Note 1
Applicants with very special circumstances may be granted waivers of this requirement on a case-by-case basis. For details, please click here.

Note 2:
The two subjects may include:
(i) 2 New Senior Secondary elective subjects#; or
(ii) 1 New Senior Secondary elective subject and Mathematics (Extended Part) Module I or Module II.    

#Other Language subjects (Grade E or above) will be considered as an unspecified elective subject in fulfilling (i) above.


Note 3:

"Attained with Distinction" in Applied Learning subjects will be accepted by some programmes as an extra subject for awarding bonus points. For details, please click here.     

Calculation of scores for applicants with more than 1 sitting in HKDSE Examination

Most programmes offered by CUHK consider the best results in the same subject taken by a candidate in more than one sitting of HKDSE.  Some programmes may have specific arrangements and the admission scores of candidates seeking admission on the strength of results from more than one sitting of HKDSE may be adjusted.  Details of calculation of scores in more than one sitting of HKDSE for the 2018-19 entry will be finalised and posted at the admissions website (www.cuhk.edu.hk/adm).

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100

Contacts

Faculty Office of Science

Email: sfo@cuhk.edu.hk

Tel: 39436327

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2017 1870 1252 1298 1301 973 6694
2016 1106 879 1226 1458 1140 5809
2015 1284 926 1337 1679 1345 6571
2014 1261 936 1389 1718 1575 6879
2013 1255 883 1261 1622 1626 6647
2012 1867 985 1543 2020 1893 8308

Offer Statistics (as at the Announcement of the Main Round Offer Results)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2017 403 0 0 0 0 403
2016 381 5 0 0 0 386
2015 378 0 0 0 0 378
2014 388 0 0 0 0 388
2013 365 0 0 0 0 365
2012 416 0 0 0 0 416
Footnote(s)
(1) These are indicative admission quotas, which are subject to adjustment. 
(2) For latest information on interviews for 2018 entry, please visit
http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/adm